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Extending the Meaning of Family Business

Extending the Meaning of Family Business

Married Attorneys Build Extended Family in Real Estate, Trust and Estate Planning, and Business Practice While dating at Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Ariana and Jason Burris discussed forming a practice together. That 2007 dream became a reality four years ago with the formation of Burris Law. Beyond that, the couple wanted to create […]

Are Your Practice Groups Working? 5 Reasons Why Law Firm Practice Management Structures Don’t Work

Are Your Practice Groups Working? 5 Reasons Why Law Firm Practice Management Structures Don’t Work

I recently got a call from a firm that wanted to talk about changing their practice management structure. They had questions about how to improve the selection and accountability of the practice group leaders (PGLs) and whether their current structure was working and other models to consider. While those can be valid issues to address, in most cases, […]

Law Firm Hospitality

Law Firm Hospitality

Picture this: A law school graduate walks into the law firm’s lobby. She’s a little nervous. She walks up to the receptionist, who takes a moment to look up at her. “Can I help you?” she says. She’s not trying to be rude, but she’s busy and doesn’t recognize the visitor. The woman tells the receptionist she’s […]

9 GROWTH STRATEGIES AND TACTICS from Industry Insiders

9 GROWTH STRATEGIES AND TACTICS from Industry Insiders

Prior to 2008, the legal market was experiencing a 4-6% annual growth in demand. Today, the demand for legal services has stalled at 0%, according to the Thomson Reuters’ 2018 Report on the State of the Legal Market. Combine this with the fact that an HBR Consulting survey found that corporate clients have increased their […]

How to Create a Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy that Gets Results

How to Create a Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy that Gets Results

A comprehensive strategy, which incorporates written content, guest-posting, visual storytelling, PR, distribution, and in-depth analytics is required. Law firms that consistently produce high-quality content produce better business results. If you’re not convinced that content is key to improving your firm’s marketing, consider that content marketing generates three times as many leads as outbound marketing tactics […]

What Clients Love (and Hate) about Email Communication from Lawyers

What Clients Love (and Hate) about Email Communication from Lawyers

Clients are increasingly asked to do more with less. They have greater responsibilities, have more work to do and often spend all day going from meeting to meeting or conference call to conference call. Email is often the best way to get messages to clients during hectic days, but their inboxes are on overload. Many clients estimate receiving 250 to […]

Millennials in Big Law Resistance is Futile

Millennials in Big Law Resistance is Futile

Not since the Baby Boomers has a generation had such a profound impact on our culture, nor has our culture had such a profound impact on a generation. Born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s, millennials are the first digital generation, coming of age at a time when information— virtually all information—has become commoditized and […]

Law Firm Profitability and Client Satisfaction: Using a Pricing Pro to Achieve Both

Law Firm Profitability and Client Satisfaction: Using a Pricing Pro to Achieve Both

Law firm leaders understandably see lucrative client work as an important key to overall firm profitability. Left to their own devices, those leaders would eagerly raise rates or otherwise take steps to ratchet up the yield on work. In contrast, their clients often consider the containment of legal costs as a key component to valuable […]

Community News – February 2019

Community News – February 2019

The OCBA Masters Division is pleased to announce Mark Minyard will serve as the 2019 Chair. His one-year term began Jan. 1, 2019. Minyard is Managing Partner of Minyard Morris LLP in Newport Beach. He limits his practice to Orange County Family Law matters. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers and Super Lawyer Top […]

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